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30 May 2023

Telford welcomes the UK’s first specialist defence and security conference

Telford welcomes the UK’s first specialist defence and security conference
The Telford International Centre

Telford International Centre (TIC) is set to host the UK’s first Specialist Defence and Security Convention (SDSC-UK) on 1 & 2 November 2023. SDSC-UK is the next stage in the evolution of the Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE), changing name and location to reflect the growing national and international reach of the event. 

Last year’s 3CDSE proved to be the most successful yet, with over 130 exhibitors and 20 industry-leading speakers from organisations such as Strategic Command (UK StratCom), Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and US Development Command (US DEVCOM). As footfall at the 2022 event entered the thousands and its attendees proved to be increasingly national and international, the need to meet demand for a national event became apparent. With over 15,000 m2 of exhibition space, excellent transport links and accommodation on site, the TIC offers the perfect location from which to host the enhanced event.      

Visitors to SDSC-UK will receive special access to government decision makers, with the UK Ministry of Defence and an increasing number of teams from US Department of Defense continuing their support. New for this year, US DEVCOM will be holding dedicated ‘Pitch & Present’ sessions for selected organisations, with pre-event applications invited from exhibitors. Visitors can also meet industry experts and enjoy early sight of the latest technological innovations, focused on specialist defence and security requirements.  

Richard Morgan, President of SDSC-UK, said: “SDSC-UK is the UK’s first national specialist defence and security event for innovation and technology. SDSC-UK (formerly 3CDSE) is the showcase event for the Three Counties Regional Defence & Security Cluster (3CRDSC), a membership group that was first established by law firm HCRlaw in 2014. Our continued aim is to provide the industry with unrivalled access to key stakeholders and valuable insights on specialist defence and security requirements and commercial opportunities. 

“For the past five years we have proudly provided a forum for members of the defence and security community to come together and share knowledge that is so vital to the defence of this country. We couldn’t be more pleased to extend the reach of this forum, ensuring every region- not just the three counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire-benefits.” 

Speaking at the 3CDSE in 2022, General Jim Roddis, Commander of Strategic Command, said: “This event demonstrates the power of the human dynamic and getting like-minded individuals together to work through common problems. It’s also a good opportunity to meet with industry partners and see some of the amazing and novel technological solutions that people are now offering to support UK national security and defence.” 


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Media contact details: 

Sebastian Newton   07950 728587  

Jonny Salmon 07742 600 324 

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Please note: SDSC-UK and its trading company 3CDS (Trading) Ltd do not sell or pass on any SDSC-UK contact details to third parties other than those that are expressly authorised to have access to that data for the proper functioning of their roles.

We work with Cyber Quarter, the Midlands Centre for Cyber Security/Univ of Wolverhampton, to ensure that our systems are safe, secure and robust. We are pleased to be rated in the top 10% of organisations for cyber security in the Aerospace and Defence & Security Industry. 

On occasion we are made aware of unscrupulous external actors who claim to hold data from exhibitions such as SDSC-UK. Please be advised that any person offering such data and purporting to be acting on behalf SDSC-UK is fraudulent. Any such perpetrators will be pursued by our sister company, Harrison Clark Rickerbys (hcr), a Top 100 law firm.

Our Security and IT experts advise that it is best not to respond to such emails as by doing so, you may be unwittingly verifying your own email address. If you have any concerns in this regard, please contact Anna Roby-Welford, Director, SDSC-UK